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Copper
Copper The WickMembers Posts: 49,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2011 in From the Cheap Seats
I dont care what level of ball u playing whether its street, pro, collegiate, minor or highschool ..that mid range J is always killer if u can consistentely knock it down....

my long ball is streaky and If I dont play ball in a while my handles are questionable but that midrange has never left me since I got it down when I was like 17....all of the best perimeter scorers have a mid-range...its more reliable and needed than damn near any other skill set on offense
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  • Focal Point
    Focal Point Kushite descent... wandering child from Meru of Old TrentonMembers Posts: 16,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    great post and thread premise
  • Melanin_Enriched
    Melanin_Enriched Your favorite basketball-american gentleman Members Posts: 22,868 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    I agree, if you ain't ray allen with yo long range 🤬 yo game.
  • Copper
    Copper The WickMembers Posts: 49,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Its what separates the great players from the average ones also one of the reason why many players are still in the league even with no athleticism.

    word to rip and ray allen

    any player can develop it from the pg to the center (doesnt matter if ur 5'3 or 7'4) and be a problem...I dont understand why most players dont seem to care to develop it though
  • Louis Cipher
    Louis Cipher Members Posts: 4,020 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    word to rip and ray allen

    any player can develop it from the pg to the center (doesnt matter if ur 5'3 or 7'4) and be a problem...I dont understand why most players dont seem to care to develop it though

    becuz it doesnt make the highlights...

    3's and dunks...plus acrobatic layups make sportscenter...not the midrange J...

    when Jordan came back from baseball...and perfected that fadeaway J....smh...thing of beauty
  • Copper
    Copper The WickMembers Posts: 49,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    becuz it doesnt make the highlights...

    3's and dunks...plus acrobatic layups make sportscenter...not the midrange J...

    when Jordan came back from baseball...and perfected that fadeaway J....smh...thing of beauty

    🤬 was unstoppable....kareems hookshot was pretty much his midrange j it worked the same
  • BedStuy
    BedStuy My caliber, got me thinking on a higher algebra Members Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Definitely a lost art. How you're good at the 3 ball but suck in the mid range? When I was watching the NBA in the late 80's and 90's if you were good at the 3 ball the mid range was automatic. Mitch Richmond, Steve Smith, Glen Rice, Reggie, e.t.c. This current era confuses me sometimes. Melo plays like he belongs in the 90s. The beginning of the season DeRozan was killing it in the mid range. More guys need to incorporate that into their games. The obsession with the 3 ball is weird and changed the game that you got Centers like Brook Lopez shooting it on the regular now.
  • 5 Grand
    5 Grand Members Posts: 12,869 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Copper wrote: »
    becuz it doesnt make the highlights...

    3's and dunks...plus acrobatic layups make sportscenter...not the midrange J...

    when Jordan came back from baseball...and perfected that fadeaway J....smh...thing of beauty

    🤬 was unstoppable....kareems hookshot was pretty much his midrange j it worked the same

    This.

    For the life of me I can't understand why a tall lanky 7-foot center who isn't very good wouldn't develop a hook shot.

    Its the perfect shot. If you're 7 feet tall its absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to stop a hook shot. Even a 7-footer on defense can't stop a 7-footer's hook shot.

    I can understand why guards and forwards don't develop a hook shot, it doesn't really work against centers. But if your 7-feet tall nobody can stop it. Even if you otherwise suck and aren't good at defense, a deadly hook shot is something every 7-footer should have in his arsenal.
  • dalyricalbandit
    dalyricalbandit Co-Owner Of AllhipHop.com, Super Moderator, Administrator, Moderator Members, Moderators Posts: 67,918 Regulator
    I miss that 🤬 in today's game everyone wants to be a three point killer now
  • Copper
    Copper The WickMembers Posts: 49,532 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I miss that 🤬 in today's game everyone wants to be a three point killer now

    Crazy how that works...whatever current gaurd has the flashier game is what dictates how the youth plays 80s was magic,90s jordan early 2000s it was iversons dribble now its currys range
  • T. Sanford
    T. Sanford Trill Doggy Dogg (Legion Of Trill) Guests, Members, Writer, Content Producer Posts: 25,291 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Its crazy because it used to be that if you was a good three pointer shooter then you was a good mid range shooter first but nowadays, 🤬 be three point shooters & be wack af from mid range
  • goldenja
    goldenja Members Posts: 6,351 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Detroit's Rip Hamilton
  • king hassan
    king hassan south side somewhereMembers Posts: 22,739 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Man sho ya right. and 🤬 be janky on that 3 pointer, I 've seen 🤬 have a wide open jumper and step back for a 3, WtF
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shooters from this era > every other era
  • king hassan
    king hassan south side somewhereMembers Posts: 22,739 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    Shooters from this era > every other era
    Say whaaaaaaaaat. these guys can't shoot.

  • playmaker88
    playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    Shooters from this era > every other era
    Say whaaaaaaaaat. these guys can't shoot.

    Disagree.. don't let your "old school" cloud your judgment
  • BedStuy
    BedStuy My caliber, got me thinking on a higher algebra Members Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    leonard, melo, derozen, cp, paul george, kyrie, mccollum, thompson, durant, hayward after learning from kobe... who else? i know i'm missing a few that dont stand out. I can't think of no more than 15 that shoot well with the midrange and 3 ball. Use to easily name 30.
  • BedStuy
    BedStuy My caliber, got me thinking on a higher algebra Members Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    Shooters from this era > every other era

    how because they shoot more. that's the only difference i notice
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    BedStuy wrote: »
    leonard, melo, derozen, cp, paul george, kyrie, mccollum, thompson, durant, hayward after learning from kobe... who else? i know i'm missing a few that dont stand out. I can't think of no more than 15 that shoot well with the midrange and 3 ball. Use to easily name 30.

    Lmao

    Just stop.
  • BedStuy
    BedStuy My caliber, got me thinking on a higher algebra Members Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2017
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    BedStuy wrote: »
    leonard, melo, derozen, cp, paul george, kyrie, mccollum, thompson, durant, hayward after learning from kobe... who else? i know i'm missing a few that dont stand out. I can't think of no more than 15 that shoot well with the midrange and 3 ball. Use to easily name 30.

    Lmao

    Just stop.

    well then school me instead of being passive. i really had a hard time thinking about more than 15. i seriously think there were better and more efficient shooters then than there is now. the only difference to me is the attempts
  • its....JOHN B
    its....JOHN B Members Posts: 19,830 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    BedStuy wrote: »
    leonard, melo, derozen, cp, paul george, kyrie, mccollum, thompson, durant, hayward after learning from kobe... who else? i know i'm missing a few that dont stand out. I can't think of no more than 15 that shoot well with the midrange and 3 ball. Use to easily name 30.

    Lmao

    Just stop.

    Wack response
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Name all these great shooters from "back in the day"
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    All Ima say is 1 thru 5 can shot the rock now.

  • BedStuy
    BedStuy My caliber, got me thinking on a higher algebra Members Posts: 3,001 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    Name all these great shooters from "back in the day"
    jordan
    dale ellis
    detlef shrempf
    derek harper
    reggie
    glen rice
    kenny smith
    dell curry
    ewing
    mitch richmond
    steve smith
    mark price
    steve kerr
    hubert davis
    bj arm
    craig hodges
    bird
    Olajuwon
    alex english
    chuck person
    mahmoud
    david robinson
    karl malone
    drexler
    stockton
    joe dumars
    chris mullin
    Majerle
    dana barros
    allan houston
    hersh hawk
    hornacek

    i consider these guys part of the old school too

    Peja
    ray allen
    rip ham
    nowitski
    paul pierce
  • Focal Point
    Focal Point Kushite descent... wandering child from Meru of Old TrentonMembers Posts: 16,307 ✭✭✭✭✭
    BedStuy wrote: »
    Shizlansky wrote: »
    Name all these great shooters from "back in the day"
    jordan
    dale ellis
    detlef shrempf
    derek harper
    reggie
    glen rice
    kenny smith
    dell curry
    ewing
    mitch richmond
    steve smith
    mark price
    steve kerr
    hubert davis
    bj arm
    craig hodges
    bird
    Olajuwon
    alex english
    chuck person
    mahmoud
    david robinson
    karl malone
    drexler
    stockton
    joe dumars
    chris mullin
    Majerle
    dana barros
    allan houston
    hersh hawk
    hornacek

    i consider these guys part of the old school too

    Peja
    ray allen
    rip ham
    nowitski
    paul pierce

    Mitch Richmond was a bad bad man.
  • Shizlansky
    Shizlansky Members Posts: 35,095 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Since You went across 3 decades

    I'll just say

    Shooters from 2000-2017 >>>>